5 Small Changes to Start Leading a Healthier Lifestyle This Year

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While many people set goals around this time of year, far fewer actually stick to them after January ends. The easiest way to achieve your goals is to make small adjustments to your day to day life so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Here are five small changes you can make that will help you start leading a healthier lifestyle.

Take the Stairs

Taking the elevator or escalator requires less work and is quicker, but taking the stairs is a great way to get a quick workout into your daily routine.

Make Healthier Snack Choices

Snacking is inevitable, so instead of munching on chips or cookies, try a handful of nuts, yogurt, veggies, or fruit, which are balanced snacks with nutritional benefits that will leave you feeling satisfied.

Call One Old Friend a Month

If your goal is to be more social and do a better job at keeping in touch with friends, start by calling one friend a month. Over the year, you’ll have reached out to 12 friends.

Stand Up and Move Every 20 Minutes

Find ways to stand and move more during the day. Take a break every 20 minutes and go for a short walk.

Go to Bed One Minute Earlier Every Night

We’ve all been there—said we were going to go to sleep by a certain time and only hours later actually headed to bed. Start small and go to sleep one minute earlier each night for two months. After two months, you’ll get a full extra hour of sleep!